Ian just goes crazy when I ask a question a couple of times and he keeps on answering. Sometimes, I do it because I want to clarify something, and so I rephrase the question but will be waiting for the same answer. And it drives him batpoop crazy! Sorry, Baby, I love you! 😉
We all have these tiny (and gigantic) pet peeves here and there. For example, since the beginning of time, I would really really be annoyed with people who cannot use obvious words properly. Say, your and you’re. Say, they’re and their. Say its and it’s. It annoys me big time.
Sometimes, Ian and I will be chatting, and he will spell something wrong, and then laugh. He does it on purpose to annoy me, and it actually really works, it’s funny over time.
When I was still in school, I would cringe at the slightest grammar mistake my teacher would make. I made friends who would the same, they’d be cringing with me, and the world was a really bad world. I guess that was one of my major pet peeves. I grew out of it, kind of. It was intense when I was a bit younger.
But you know, as we age, we learn to just move along and accept that people will make mistakes like how we also make mistakes. As we grow older, I realized, that we tend to just let some of our pet peeves pass.
I admire people who just do not really care about the little things. I guess it takes practice to actually be able to not give a bleep about the small things that, way back, would already really upset you. We’re not getting any younger, so it’s best to just accept that there will be these tiny little things that might annoy us in some way. I read this quote somewhere online, and it really got to me (thus, me writing this article and sharing it with you):
“You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.” ~ Tiny Buddha
Straight to the heart, no?